Colloquia & Events

From its early days, Bryn Mawr has had an international reputation in classical languages and archaeology, and the College is home to a lively community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Weekly classics colloquia provide an informal meeting ground as well as a schedule of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archeological and historical subjects.

Fall 2016 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu



September 2

Welcome Back Tea

September 9

"News from Abroad: Reports from the Field and Programs Abroad"

September 16*

*In Thomas Hall 224

Zoe Stamatopoulou, Washington University

"Plutarch's Lives and Hesiodic Wisdom"


September 23

Antonio Stramaglia, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

"'Comic Books' in Greco-Roman Antiquity”

September 30

The C. Densmore Curtis Lecture

presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Lisa NevettUniversity of Michigan

Title TBD



October 21

Mark Vessey, Green College, University of British Columbia

“How Much 'Literature' Is There in Late Antiquity Anyway?”

October 28

Chun BaiZhejiang University
"The Cyclic View of the Human Condition in Thucydides’ Archaeology and Sima Qian’s Preface to Historical Records"

November 4

Hannah Silverblank, Oxford University
“Monstrous Sounds: Listening to the Voice of the Monster in Greek Poetry”

November 11

Deborah Beck, University of Texas, Austin

"If At First You Don’t Succeed:  Heroism, Failure, and Formula in Homeric Epic"




November 18

Laura Surtees, Bryn Mawr College

"It’s a Hard Knock Life: Urbanism and City Living in Hellenistic Thessaly"


December 2

Jacco Dieleman, UCLA
"Textual Amulets from Egypt to Phoenicia and Greece"

December 9

Barry Strauss, Cornell University

"The Death of Caesar: New Light on the Ides of March and its Aftermath"